This is the Night is the debut single by Michael Jones, a poet, musician, songwriter and perhaps even prophet, whose track sees the end of the world as a time of reflection and even celebration. From the ominous vocal which opens the song, through to its ever-building fiery fury and eventual almost quasi-religious sing-along climax, This is the Night is a monumental opening statement from an artist who marries thought-provoking poetry with stirring and emotion-packed rock music.
Following in the tradition of poets-turned-musician such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Jim Morrison, Michael Jones is an acclaimed writer who now turns to music to cast his spells on audiences, combining a dark and brooding storytelling technique with lyrics and melodies which hit you smack in the face. This is the Night sees the old order of the world buckling, with humanity joining together to take the chance to construct a new world which is inclusive of all:
“Perhaps all this boils down to its zenith with one shared summer night when race, sex, religion and sex are stripped of their meaning; when humanity, drawing on its instincts and intellect, surges as “One” to tear down this prison of reality, money, hate, racism and psychological slavery. To survive is to win freedom and the chance for a new Utopia. To lose is to fade from collective existence”.
Produced by Adrian Zagoritis, This is the Night is the first glimpse at his forthcoming three-track EP to be entitled American Poet and comes in the wake of his hugely-acclaimed book of poetry,
To be imminently released on Spotify with uncanny timing as cities around the world experience extraordinary scenes of unrest, This is the Night is the anthemic, echoing sound of now.